Some of the Ways Your Donation Helps…
Midway Village Museum collects artifacts of all kinds—from airplanes to almanacs—in order to preserve an enduring record of Rockford’s past. Currently, the museum has more than 125,000 artifacts in its collection. Your gift enables us to maintain superior collections management practices to ensure the accountability, environmental control, collections maintenance, preservation and accessibility of the collections in support of Midway Village Museum’s mission.
Friends of the Collections
Help Midway Village Museum acquire new objects and collections. Your donation is tax deductible and will be used solely to acquire objects for the collections.
Education and Community Outreach
Fun and exciting educational opportunities abound. With your donation to Education and Community Outreach, Rockford’s rich and vibrant past will serve both as a foundation to educate future generations about Rockford’s enduring past.
From the Rockford Peaches to Rockford Industries, and Doll’s House to the Millhouse, our award winning exhibits inspire our visitors to learn about life in our greater Rockford community. Your gift will ensure that precious collections and vital research remain accessible to all who visit Midway Village Museum.
Heritage Gardens and Native Plant Restoration
Midway Village Museum is committed to the continuing research and development of gardens and native plantings that accurately reflect the landscape of the turn of the century allow for interactive opportunities for visitors and enhance the grounds of the museum. Your gift to Heritage Gardens and Native Plant Restoration will maintain the health and beauty of current gardens and natural landscapes, and ensure the addition of future gardens, native plant restoration initiatives and educational programs.
Village Preservation and Restoration
As with your own beloved home and community, it is necessary to regularly invest in the maintenance and upkeep of the homes and businesses in our village. Gifts to Village Preservation and Restoration will ensure that the historical integrity and beauty of Midway Village will be preserved for educational interpretation and the enjoyment of visitors now and in the future.